Wednesday, September 25, 2013

stitched with love

hello lovely,
my dear friend preston and his lovely wife are welcoming their first born this november! preston and i share a mutual love of the muppets, so i knew just the gift for his little boy. this is my first attempt at making an embroidery on clothing, but i think it turned out pretty well. i also think mom and dad loved it.
i can't wait to meet baby bradley!

alyssa renee 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nana's Snickerdoodles

snickerdoodles were my great grandfather's favorite cookies.
i used my nana's recipe (great grandmother), wore my granny's apron, made them on my great great grandmother's table, and brought the cookies to my grandma's house.

needless to say the cookies were filled with love.

1 c shortening (I used butter)
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

cream together first 3 ingredients
sift & stir dry ingredients
roll dough into balls

in a small dish mix 2tsp cinnamon & 2 tsp sugar
roll cookie dough balls in sugar then place on un-greased cookie sheet
bake at 400 8-10 minutes (I baked at 350 for 10 minutes)


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

my fall fashion favorites

hello lovely,
well it seems august came and went and there was radio silence on the blog. whoops. i've been really busy with the following things:
- work - a heck of a lot going on there
- helping plan next year's family reunion
- starting an amazing event for next spring *
- getting ready for a special series on the blog **
- celebrating my husband's birthday
- watching luther on netflix
- planning our anniversary weekend (2 years! can you believe it?)

*more details to be released soon
**even more details to be released soon

and then, like that, august was gone. but I'm back and looking forward to fall! looking ahead at the fall fashions i'm really hoping this horrible 90s high waisted mom jeans look is on the way out.  here are a few upcoming fall trends i'm really loving.

bring on the crisp air!

alyssa renee

one: mustard, two: wide legged,  three: shorts+tights, four: fur collar coats,  five: burgundy